Showing posts with label Switzerland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Switzerland. Show all posts

Sunday, January 01, 2023

Added to my collection in January 2023

 This will just be a post with all the stamps that I added to my collections in January 2023


January 1st

Netherlands 1852 King William III 5 cent pair

Netherlands 1852 King William III 5 cent pair NVPH 1
 

The first stamps issued in the the Netherlands in 1852. A nice pair. There are 6 different plates of this stamp.. once I figure out which plate this is, I will add it here


Netherlands 1907 Postage Due set 

Netherlands 1907 Postage Due set M. A. de Ruyter

Overprints on the M. A. de Ruyter set of 1907. There are 2 types of the fraction stamps


Netherlands Juliana and Number stamps from Booklets

Netherlands Juliana and Number stamps from Booklets

These stamps are from several booklets


January 23

Switzerland 1923 airmail stamps

Switzerland 1923 airmail stamps  Michel number 179-184

Michel number 179/184. I think these are real beauties....


Europa CEPT various years

Europa CEPT various years


These will go towards completing my Europa CEPT collection from 1956-2000, still have a long way to go......


Austria 30  year anniversary of Carinthian plebiscite

Austria 30  year anniversary of Carinthian plebiscite.jpg

1950 Michel numbers 952/954, Scott number B269/B271


Switzerland 1915/1921 Tell tête-bêche pairs

Switzerland Tell tête-bêche pairs

Michel 138 type II, 158, 160a 

I love tête-bêche pairs... of course the real nice ones to have are the French Ceres and Napoleon ones


Netherlands 1952 Stamp Centenary of Dutch Postage 

Netherlands 1952 Stamp Centenary of Dutch Postage

Scott# 336-39 NVPH 592/595

There are 2 sets with identical stamps but in different colors. There were only 205,700 sets issued of the 4 pictured here. The ones in different colors were issued by the millions... 242 million for the 2 cent stamp (in violet color instead of brown)


Netherlands 1872 King William III 2.5 Guilders

Netherlands 1872 King William III 2.5 Guilders


NVPH number 29, Scott number 33. This is the first 2 color stamps issued in the Netherlands


Netherlands 1893 Princess Wilhelmina 2.5 Guilders

Netherlands 1893 Princess Wilhelmina 2.5 Guilders

NVPH number 48, Scott number 53


And here they are side by side, father and daughter  :-)

Netherlands 1893 Princess Wilhelmina, Netherlands 1872 King William III 2.5 Guilders


Netherlands 1920 Queen Wilhelmina 10 guilders surcharged with 250 cents

Netherlands Wilhelmina 10 guilders 1920 surcharged with 250 cents


NVPH number 105, Scott number 105... look at that.... the same catalog number


Friday, December 09, 2022

Added to my collection December 2022

This will just be a post with all the stamps that I added to my collections in December 2022


December 7th

A whole bunch of stamps from the Netherlands

Collection of MNH stamps from the Netherlands

I have a fair number of those already used.. missing a few MNH as well as missing them completely


Netherlands 1973 ships

I just want to call out this beautiful set

Netherlands Ships Year 1973 NVPH 1026/1029

Netherlands Ships Year 1973 NVPH catalog numbers 1026/1029


December 22nd

Netherlands 1875 William III to Heidelberg cover

Netherlands 1875 William III to Heidelberg cover front

Netherlands 1875 William III to Heidelberg backfron

The envelope is smaller than I expected


Switzerland 1854 Strubel Type Sitting Helvetia

Switzerland 1854 Strubel Type Sitting Helvetia


I love these stamps... however there are up to 7 different printings, a few different types of papers, and also different colored threads.  I will just assume these are the less expensive Bern printing ones



Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Added to my collection November 2022

 This will just be a post with all the stamps that I added to my collections in November 2022



November 7th

Cover from Belgium....

Belgium cover with stamps in it


Got a bunch of stamps in this envelope (see for stamps further below)


Germany booklet pane Michel H-BI 29A

Germany booklet pane Michel H-BI 29A

I love the Germania series that were issued before WW I.


Liechtenstein Europa CEPT 1960 MiNr 398

Liechtenstein Europa CEPT 1960 MiNr 398

Just an addition to my Europa CEPT collection. Wondering why they didn't do a common design stamp here?


Switzerland 1955 Stamp Exhibition Lausanne Souvenir Sheet 

Switzerland 1955 Stamp Exhibition Lausanne Souvenir Sheet Michel Block 15, Scott 352a .jpeg

Michel Block 15, Scott 352a. This sheet does not exist perforated.


Netherlands bunch of MNH stamps from the 70s - 90s

Netherlands bunch of MNH stamps from the 70s - 90s

I have most of these.. but was missing about 10 or so in my collection, the rest I will sell or trade. Some of these might end up in some of my thematic collections as well (looking at the stamp on stamp ones)



November 8th

Netherlands 1913 King William II

Netherlands NVPH 99 1913.jpg

NVPH catalog number 99. Just missing the 10 Guilder one now from this set


Europa CEPT blocks and mini sheets

Europa Cept blocks and sheets


Just a few Europa CEPT issues to be added to my collection. Stamps from Yugoslavia, Finland, Turkey and Turkish Cyprus





Netherlands International Cour de Justice set

Netherlands International Cour de Justice set

Issued in 1989-1994, NVPH catalog number 44/58



November 17th

Got 3 stamp lots in the mail today

3 envelopes of stamps


That is a good amount of stamps on both of those envelopes...


Slovenia SHS 1919 Chain breakers horizontally and vertically double perforations

Slovenia SHS 1919 Chain breakers horizontally and vertically double perforations

I always loved these chain breakers stamps.....


Slovenia SHS 1919 Chain breakers perforation error

Slovenia SHS 1919 Chain breakers perforation error


Danzig Cork cancellations

Danzig some cork cancellations

Got a bunch of these, this is the first time I have seen this cancellation on Danzig stamps. If you searchon Ebay for korkstempel, you will find more examples...


Netherlands 1941 vliegende duif (flying dove) combinations

Netherlands 1941 vliegende duif (flying dove) combinations



NVPH catalog numbers 379a/379d


Switzerland 1939 National exposition all 3 languages

Switzerland 1939 National exposition all 3 languages Michel catalog number 344/355. Scott catalog number 256/267

Tree and crossbow, nice clean design, visually very pleasing

Michel catalog number 344/355. Scott catalog number 256/267



November 30th

Slovenia SHS 1919 Chain breakers partially imperforated stamps

Slovenia SHS 1919 Chain breakers partially imperforated stamps




Slovenia SHS 1919 Chain breakers  double horizontal perforation

Slovenia SHS 1919 Chain breakers  double horizontal perforation






Slovenia SHS 1919 Chain breakers  double vertical perforation

Slovenia SHS 1919 Chain breakers  double vertical perforation





Slovenia SHS 1920 King Peter I Imperforated

Slovenia SHS 1920 King Peter I Imperforated


Friday, October 07, 2022

Added to my collection October 2022

This will just be a post with all the stamps that I added to my collections in October 2022


October 2nd

Got a bunch of stamps in this envelope (see for stamps further below)
 
Do Not Bend

Notice the "Please Do Not Bend" part? Well the person working for USPS did not notice it and tried to make it fit.... Luckily no stamps were damaged. Also I was wondering how they can still use non Euro denominated stamps to mail these out?


Switzerland 1852 Michel no 12

Switzerland 1852 Michel no 12.. not the best margins….

Michel number 12, Scott number 12 as well

Not the best margins unfortunately…  Hopefully in the future I will get a cleaner specimen


Austria MNH stamps and some used sheets

Austria MNH stamps and some used sheets

Just filling in gaps in my collection  :-)


Switzerland 1999 125 year UPU anniversary

Switzerland 1999 125 year UPU anniversary.. pretty cool design

This is a pretty cool design


Monaco 1983 Europa CEPT mini sheet

Monaco 1983 Europa CEPT mini sheet


This sheet can go in a Monaco collection as well as in a Balloon, Space or Europa CEPT thematic collection 


Switzerland Vignette from year album/yearbook 1999 

Switzerland Vignette from year album/yearbook 1999


October 7th

Germany 1926 airmail stamps 

Germany 1926 airmail stamps Michel 378/84 Scott C27/34


Michel 378/84 Scott C27/34... I always liked this set


October 25th

Netherlands 1967 Amphilex sheets

I have been eyeing these for a while now and they are finally part of my collection

Netherlands 1967 Amphilex sheets

On the sheets are stamps from the first 3 issues


Europa CEPT mini sheets and booklets

Just adding these to complete at least the common issues... still have ways to go

Europa CEPT minisheets and booklets

French Colonies Peace And Commerce 1877

French Colonies Peace And Commerce 1877 Michel 28, Scott 32

I love these stamps from France, I loved them even more when they are imperforated like they were issued for the French Colonies

Michel catalog number 28, Scott catalog number 32


Belgian Telephone tete beche gutter pair stamps

Belgian Telephone tete beche gutter pair stamps

These can't be found in the Michel or Scott catalogs


Luckily I have a buddy that has the Belgian COB catalog

Belgian catalog tete beche gutter pair catalog

Looks like catalog number TE29/TE32.. 


October 28th

Swiss stamps from 1989 -1999

Swiss MNH stamps 1

Swiss MNH stamps 2

Swiss MNH stamps 3

Swiss MNH stamps 4

Didn't have most of these... so this is a good percentage of stamps that I am adding to my Switzerland collection

Monday, June 28, 2021

June 28th in stamps Jean-Jacques Rousseau, James Madison, Coronation of Queen Victoria

Here are some events that happened on June 28th. It could be an event or a person that died or was born on that day


1712 Born: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher and polymath (d. 1778)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer. His political philosophy influenced the progress of the Enlightenment throughout Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the development of modern political, economic, and educational thought.

His Discourse on Inequality and The Social Contract are cornerstones in modern political and social thought. Rousseau's sentimental novel Julie, or the New Heloise (1761) was important to the development of preromanticism and romanticism in fiction. His Emile, or On Education (1762) is an educational treatise on the place of the individual in society. Rousseau's autobiographical writings—the posthumously published Confessions (composed in 1769), which initiated the modern autobiography, and the unfinished Reveries of the Solitary Walker (composed 1776–1778)—exemplified the late-18th-century "Age of Sensibility", and featured an increased focus on subjectivity and introspection that later characterized modern writing.

Rousseau befriended fellow philosopher Denis Diderot in 1742, and would later write about Diderot's romantic troubles in his Confessions. During the period of the French Revolution, Rousseau was the most popular of the philosophers among members of the Jacobin Club. He was interred as a national hero in the Panthéon in Paris, in 1794, 16 years after his death.

Swiss and Russian stamps depicting Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher and polymath

USSR 1962 year Anniversary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau


1836 Died: James Madison, American academic and politician, 4th President of the United States (b. 1751)

James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat, philosopher and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the United States Bill of Rights. He co-wrote The Federalist Papers, co-founded the Democratic-Republican Party, and served as the fifth United States secretary of State from 1801 to 1809.

Born into a prominent Virginia planter family, Madison served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and the Continental Congress during and after the American Revolutionary War. He became dissatisfied with the weak national government established by the Articles of Confederation and helped organize the Constitutional Convention, which produced a new constitution to supplant the Articles of Confederation. Madison's Virginia Plan served as the basis for the Constitutional Convention's deliberations, and he was one of the most influential individuals at the convention. Madison became one of the leaders in the movement to ratify the Constitution, and he joined with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay in writing The Federalist Papers, a series of pro-ratification essays that was one of the most influential works of political science in American history.

After the ratification of the Constitution, Madison emerged as an important leader in the United States House of Representatives and served as a close adviser to President George Washington. He was the main force behind the ratification of the United States Bill of Rights, which enshrines guarantees of personal freedoms and rights within the Constitution. During the early 1790s, Madison came to oppose the economic program and accompanying centralization of power favored by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison organized the Democratic-Republican Party, which was, alongside Hamilton's Federalist Party, one of the nation's first major political parties. After Jefferson won the 1800 presidential election, Madison served as secretary of State from 1801 to 1809. In that position, he supervised the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the United States.

Madison succeeded Jefferson with a victory in the 1808 presidential election. After diplomatic protests and a trade embargo failed to end British attacks against American shipping, he led the United States into the War of 1812. The war was an administrative morass and ended inconclusively, but many Americans saw it as a successful "second war of independence" against Britain. The war convinced Madison of the necessity of a stronger federal government, and he presided over the creation of the Second Bank of the United States and the enactment of the protective Tariff of 1816. He retired from public office in 1817 and died in 1836. Madison is considered to be one of the most important Founding Fathers of the United States, and historians have generally ranked him as an above-average president.

US stamps depicting Madison

James Madison Scott 277

James Madison Scott 312
James Madison Scott 808
1994 Madison Engraved Centennial Bureau Engraving Printing


James Madison Scott 2001 Sheet


1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. She adopted the additional title of Empress of India on 1 May 1876. Known as the Victorian era, her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.

Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (the fourth son of King George III), and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. After both the Duke and his father died in 1820, she was raised under close supervision by her mother and her comptroller, John Conroy. She inherited the throne aged 18 after her father's three elder brothers died without surviving legitimate issue. Though a constitutional monarch, privately, Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments; publicly, she became a national icon who was identified with strict standards of personal morality.

Victoria married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840. Their children married into royal and noble families across the continent, earning Victoria the sobriquet "the grandmother of Europe" and spreading haemophilia in European royalty. After Albert's death in 1861, Victoria plunged into deep mourning and avoided public appearances. As a result of her seclusion, republicanism in the United Kingdom temporarily gained strength, but in the latter half of her reign, her popularity recovered. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public celebration. She died on the Isle of Wight in 1901. The last British monarch of the House of Hanover, she was succeeded by her son Edward VII of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.


Great Britain Penny Black stamps, the first stamps issued in the world


The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp


Penny Block sheet


Stamp from India and Great Britain showing Empress Victoria 

India Victoria 1895 3rs brown-green

Great Britain 117 Victoria

Great Britain 1855 2d Blue Plate 5

Great Britain 1884 Victoria